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Intel Briefing – May 2013

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Thieves somehow steal 6 miles of copper wire from Utah highway.
Thieves stripped more than 6 miles of copper wire on multiple occasions from the median of Interstate 15 near Salt Lake City. The copper wire theft was the largest reported in Utah.

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Hospice notifies patients about possibility of breach.
The Hospice of Alamance/Caswell notified roughly 5,370 current and former Hospice and LifePath Home Health patients or relatives of a possible breach of their personal information after a February 24 break-in at the organization’s office. Laptops as well as paper medical and billing records were taken during the theft.

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Storm and copper thieves cause extensive power outage overnight.
Thieves stole copper wiring from Sam Houston Electric Cooperative’s (Sam Houston EC) Hightower substation April 3 causing extensive damage and loss of power to homes and businesses for several hours.

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DHS Report: 11 companies from energy sector targeted by cybercriminals.
A DHS report revealed a spear-phishing campaign that targeted 11 companies from the energy sector by utilizing publicly available information found on their Web sites and creating malicious emails guiding recipients to malware attachments and links.

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Computer stolen from VA hospital in Columbia held records of 7,400 Veterans.
The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia notified 7,405 Veterans of a potential data breach after a laptop went missing from a locked testing lab February 11, and offered a year of free credit reporting to victims while officials continued investigating the incident.

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